Icebreaker Oasis long sleeve crewe baselayer review

We’ve been wearing Icebreaker’s mid weight baselayer on our colder rides

Cycling Weekly Verdict

If you’re riding in very cold conditions, or feel the cold more so than others, then the Icebreaker Oasis baselayer provides a lot of warmth and is a quality built garment. But you’ll need to accept that you’ll smell like a sheep once you work up a sweat.

Reasons to buy
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    Very warm

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    Well made

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    Good if you feel the cold

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Reasons to avoid
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    A bit too warm for harder efforts during much of the winter in the south of the UK

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    Smells of sheep

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Icebreaker is a leader in the use of merino wool for activewear. Its range now extends to a full range of wool-containing garments, but it’s still best known for its baselayers, of which the Icebreaker Oasis long sleeve is a good example.

The Icebreaker Oasis long sleeve crewe is made of 100% merino wool. It has a weight of 200, which Icebreaker classifies as lightweight. For most cycling-specific baselayers, this would be classified as medium weight.

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